Article 1

Bohle, H. G., Downing, T. E., & Watts, M. J. (1994). Climate change and social vulnerability:             toward a sociology and geography of food insecurity. Global environmental change, 4(1),       37-48.

Summary

According to the article the climate change is a global issue that will effect social fabric of the world societies. The world resources and economies will be effected greatly in the near and far future by climate change. The focus of the research article is the vulnerabilities to hunger and good scarcity in different societies due to climate change. Human ecology may not be capable to coup with the rapid climate changes. We need to learn from the present climate changes and be prepared for the future keeping in mind this knowledge.

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The impacts of future changes will be felt particularly by resource-dependent communities through a multitude of primary and secondary effects cascading through natural and social systems.”

 

Article 2

Fankhauser, S., & Tol, R. S. (2005). On climate change and economic growth. Resource and Energy Economics27(1), 1-17.

Summary

The article emphasizes on the effects of climate change on economic growth of different countries and how it would contribute to the overall progress of the societies of these countries. The climate change has been reported to cause greater implications on social welfare systems of the developed countries as the public health issues caused due to it may not be anticipated in advance. Climate change may impact the per capita in terms of savings. I would also impact the future consumption against per capita.

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The main dynamic effect is via capital accumulation. If we assume a constant savings rate, the amount of investment in an economy will be reduced if climate change has a negative impact on output (and vice versa if impacts are positive).”

 

Article 3

Chand, P. K., & Murthy, P. (2008). Climate change and mental health. In Regional Health    Forum (Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 43-48).

Summary

There has been a great amount of research on the implications of climate change on physical health. This article is focused on the implications of climate change on mental health of human beings. The article has given specific examples from Asian countries where people are already suffering from the psychological effects of climate change like PTSD, fear and anxiety. The researchers suggest that mental health professionals need to be well aware of the implications of the climate change for mental health. They have stressed on the importance of conducting more meaningful research in to the issue in discussion.

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The hospital admission rates for schizophrenia and “schizoaffective” patients are clearly increased in summer and fall respectively, as reported in an 11-year study from Israel.”